They’ve been called many things over the years. Isometric RPGs, hack’n’slash RPGs, ARPGs, Diablo clones. But one thing is certain: They wouldn’t exist if Diablo didn’t come out in 1996. Diablo and its sequels spawned a whole catalog of isometric action RPGs.
Marcin Iwiński, co-founder of GOG and development studio CD Projekt Red, has some curious thoughts on how to handle a very thorny subject: piracy.
GOG is a service that sells PC games and offers a client with community and update features, much like Steam. Difference is, GOG focuses on DRM-free games, which allowed them to come up with a scheme to lure Steam users over to their side of the online galaxy.
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, much like the recently re-released Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, used to be a pain to get your hands on. Now, though, it’s just a few clicks away.
The HD version of Tim Schafer’s classic time-traveling adventure game, Day of the Tentacle, hits PC in exactly two weeks, on March 22.
DRM-free gaming service GOG is introducing its own take on Early Access. Thanks to things like strict curation, a version rollback feature, and generous refunds, I’m super into it. I hope Valve is taking notes.
1994’s FPS-RPG, System Shock, is an important game. It was an influence on not just BioShock and its sequels, but also a variety of game series in between, like Half-Life and Deus Ex. It was also a bitch to play on modern PCs, which is fortunately something this re-release should help with.
Above, via Kotaku reader SilentAssassn87, a lovely little dig from the developers of The Witcher 3, CD Projekt Red, who are quite critical of the restrictive anti-piracy method known as Digital Rights Management (DRM).
Last year, the folks behind GOG announced plans to launch their own PC gaming service, GOG Galaxy, to compete with Steam and Origin. Today, it’s finally going public.
Well this is interesting: GOG.com, the digital retailer best known for selling old games without DRM, is branching out into film and TV.
I use Steam all the time. You use Steam all the time. It's our warm, safe PC gaming tree fort, the place where we gather to play with new toys and roughhouse online with all our friends. It's also changing big-time, and we desperately need an alternative. Here's hoping the recently announced GOG Galaxy can finally…
Good Old Games—the digital store for retro games—just announced a new service called GOG Galaxy. It's a DRM-free online service designed to offer auto-updating, cross-play, and an optional client for your PC games.
Last year, digital retailer GOG.com ran a one-week promotion for charity, offering up a large bundle of games at a discount. As it turns out, a lot of people were interested.
It's—you guessed it—a legal issue.
The convenience of digital downloads comes with a price: you might not have to deal with physical media, but you normally can't return the stuff you purchase on major distribution platforms like Steam either. But increasingly, other smaller services are willing to treat digital games a bit more like physical ones.
Wing Commander is once again complete. With today's release of Wing Commander: Armada on GOG, each and every title from the classic space sim series has now been modernized for today's PCs. Well, except for Wing Commander Arena. But it's probably better that way.
I’m not sure who entrusted a mere child with time traveling goggles, but I’m glad somebody did because Lilly Looking Through is an enchanting experience about switching between time.